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verb [transitive]     harass pronunciation in British English
/ˈhærəs/    harass pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participleharassing
past tenseharassed
past participleharassed
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    to keep annoying or upsetting someone, for example by criticizing them, attacking them, or treating them in a way that is offensive to them

    The men were trying to harass the terrified refugees.

    sexually harass someone (=treat them in a way that is sexually offensive):

    Connors is alleged to have sexually harassed three women at the conference.

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